InformationWeek reports that Gartner, the premier authority in corporate information technology research, deems iPhone as a suitable business phone. But businesses will have to take certain precautions before integrating iPhone into their enterprise.
Businesses interested in making the transition should consider the iPhone’s shortcomings, such as poor battery life, the inability to edit attachments, and the desktop application ball-and-chain known as iTunes, from which iPhone receives its updates.
Savvy IT professionals have already been using iPhone as their primary work mobile phone for months. But with Gartner’s blessing, more businesses may be receptive to iPhone as a reliable business phone. Couple that with Apple’s desire to make the iPhone a corporate-friendly device, and it may be a matter of time before businesses start to pick more Apples than Berries.